Big O’s Debut at Hadlock Field
The Sea Dogs open up a three-game series with the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) on Friday night at Hadlock Field…LHP Henry Owens makes his Hadlock Field debut tonight.
Pre-Game coverage begins at 5:40 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network.
Portland: Wilkerson 8, Johnson 9, Cecchini 5, Vazquez 2, Linares DH, Shaw 3, Gibson 4, Meneses 6, Heller 7, Owens LHP
Bowie: Hudson 7, Robinson 8, Britton 4, Joseph DH, Waring 5, Romero 6, Loman 3, Martinez 2, Rosa 9, Rodriguez LHP
Notes for Friday
HOME DEBUT FOR BIG O: LHP Henry Owens (1-0, 0.00) makes his Hadlock Field debut in the series opener with the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) on Friday night…Owens fanned 11 in his Double-A debut against Bowie on August 3rd at Prince George’s Stadium…Portland was swept in a three-game series by Richmond to start the homestand, and dropped all six games to the Flying Squirrels this season…Bowie has won three of their last four, including two of three in New Hampshire to start their six-game roadtrip.
NO PANIK FROM RICHMOND: SS Joe Panik knocked in all four runs with a single and a three-run homer, lifting Richmond past the Sea Dogs 4-1 on Thursday afternoon…RHP Craig Westcott (5-11) tossed seven innings on five hits and one unearned run to beat Portland…RHP Terry Doyle (1-4) suffered the loss, despite seven strong innings on eight hits, four runs (three earned) on one walk and four strikeouts…2B Ryan Dent knocked in Portland’s lone run with a ground out in the seventh…RHP Edwin Quirarte recorded the final four outs to earn his eighth save of the year.
SEEMS LIKE TWO HITS EVERYDAY: Catcher Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 yesterday with a walk and has a multi-hit game in five of his last six starts…Vazquez is hitting .367 (40-for-109) with a homer and 13 RBI over his last 30 games…The Portland backstop is leading the team in average at .280.
HISTORY BEFORE DOUBLE-A: Owens beat LHP Eduardo Rodriguez on August 3rd at Bowie, but lost to Rodriguez on May 26th in Frederick in the Carolina League when Owens was pitching with High-A Salem.
HE’S GETTING BETTER: RHP Miguel Celestino worked two scoreless frames yesterday, allowing one hit, two walks and three strikeouts…Celestino has a 2.62 ERA (6 ER/20.2 IP) in 12 appearances since July 1st.
ALMOST A WHOLE ROSTER: The Sea Dogs have had 15 players promoted to Pawtucket this season: OF Ronald Bermudez, INF Xander Bogaerts, LHP Drake Britton, RHP Keith Couch, INF/OF Ryan Dent, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Brock Huntzinger, RHP Jeremy Kehrt, LHP Will Latimer, OF J.C. Linares, RHP Chris Martin, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, C Alberto Rosario, OF Tony Thomas and RHP Brandon Workman.
WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland and the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) continue their three-game series on Saturday night at Hadlock Field…The Sea Dogs are 4-9 during a 22-game stretch against the Western Division (10-18 overall)…Portland finishes the season with 16 straight games against New Hampshire and Trenton.